Oriental Beetle Anomala orientalis (Waterhouse, 1875)Non-native  Synonyms: Asiatic Beetle, Exomala orientalis.

Status:

Introduced from Asia and rapidly expanding range in the eastern U.S. Adults frequently come to lights.

Relationships:

Larvae feed on the roots of grasses, including in lawns.

There are 95 records in the project database.

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An Oriental Beetle in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/11/2016). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

An Oriental Beetle in Cecil Co., Maryland (6/22/2016). Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)

An Oriental Beetle in Pasadena, Maryland (6/22/2013). Attracted to black light. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

An Oriental Beetle in Harford Co., Maryland (6/20/2016). Determined by Blaine Mathison/BugGuide. Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)

An Oriental Beetle in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/11/2014). Photo by Hugh Vandervoort. (MBP list)

An Oriental Beetle in Dorchester Co., Maryland (7/6/2016). Determined by Blaine Mathison/BugGuide. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Oriental Beetle in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/12/2016). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

An Oriental Beetle in Howard Co., Maryland (6/24/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

An Oriental Beetle in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/11/2014). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

An Oriental Beetle in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/19/2014). Photo by Keith Eric Costley. (MBP list)

An Oriental Beetle in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/3/2013). Photo by Max Wilson. (MBP list)

An Oriental Beetle in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/28/2015). Determined by Blaine Mathison/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

An Oriental Beetle in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/10/2006). Photo by Arlene Ripley. (MBP list)

An Oriental Beetle in Howard Co., Maryland (7/24/2015). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

An Oriental Beetle in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/16/2014). Photo by Kerry Wixted. (MBP list)

A melanic Oriental Beetle in Harford Co., Maryland (6/16/2018). Determined by Blaine Mathison/BugGuide. Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

An unusual Oriental Beetle in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/6/2017). Verified by Blaine Mathison/BugGuide. Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

An Oriental Beetle in Kent Co., Maryland (7/12/2014). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

An Oriental Beetle in Queen Annes Co., Maryland (6/27/2014). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

An Oriental Beetle in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/19/2014). Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

An Oriental Beetle being eaten by a Laphria thoracica in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/21/2015). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)


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